Last week, MoparInsiders.com broke the news about the first dealer allocations revolving around the all-new three-row 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L (WL75). The Grand Cherokee L marks the first time that the Grand Cherokee nameplate will be available with a three-row variant. With production getting ready to kick-off at Stellantis’ new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack (DACM) on Detroit’s eastside, our dealer sources released details surrounding the first models being released to the public.
One of the two 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L models released at launch is the popular Limited trim. The Limited slots above the entry-level Laredo trim level and just below the Overland. Grand Cherokee L Limited raises the bar over the Laredo with Capri leather trim, single-color ambient lighting, memory driver seat/mirrors/telescoping steering wheel, LED foglamps, and offers an optional CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
The Limited also can come with the Quadra-Trac II 4×4 system, paired with the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System and Hill Descent Control giving the Limited authentic Jeep 4×4 capability.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited comes standard with the following features…
- 18-Inch x 8-Inch Low-Gloss Highlight Silver Aluminum Wheels
- 265/60R18 Michelin Primacy XC A/S or Michelin Primacy LTX A/S Tires
- Selec-Terrain Traction Management System (on Quadra-Trac II Equipped Models)
- Power Liftgate
- Capri Leather Seats
- Automatic Highbeams
- Premium LED Fog Lamps
- Power Mirrors, Manual Foldaway with Heating Element, Blind-Spot Indicator, Memory, and Supplemental Turn Signals (Fine Silver Cap with Bright Chrome Insert)
- Single-Color Ambient Lighting For Instrument Panel, Front, and Rear Doors
- Memory System –
- Last Station Settings
- Driver’s Seat Position
- Exterior Mirrors
- Power-Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
- Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
- Power 8-Way Driver Seat with Memory and Power Front-Passenger Seat with Lumbar Adjuster
- Heated Front Seats
- Heated Second-Row Seats
- Universal Garage Door Opener – Programmable, Three-Function
Although Jeep has released specifications on the Limited models, we never got to see actual pictures of the new Grand Cherokee L Limited until now. Our keen eye spy photographers happened upon two different versions of the Grand Cherokee L Limited out testing on Michigan roads after Monday night’s massive snowstorm.
Of the four Limited packages released at launch, we can now tell what equipment is on these two Grand Cherokee L Limited models in detail.
The first one is a Diamond Black-painted Grand Cherokee L Limited equipped with the standard 18-inch wheels, CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof (GWJ), and the Entertainment Group (UBN) which includes a 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen with Navigation and Alpine audio system with nine speakers, subwoofer, and 506-watt amplifier.
The second Grand Cherokee L Limited is painted in Velvet Red and comes with the optional 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with High-Gloss Technical Gray pockets. This particular package includes the Entertainment Group, CommandView dual-pane panoramic sunroof, Trailer Tow Group (ABR), and the LuxTech II Group (AJW).
The LuxTech II Group includes the following features…
- Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
- Wireless Charging Pad
- Passive Entry
- Capri Leather Seats with Perforated Inserts
- Ventilated Front Seats
- Power-Tilt Telescope Steering Column with Memory
- Second-Row Manual Window Shades
- Digital Rearview Mirror
- Rear Back-Up Camera with Washer
- Surround View Camera
- ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist Sensors with Stop
- Intersection Collision Assist System
All 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited models are powered by the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with Engine Start/Stop (ESS) technology. The Pentastar is rated at 290 horsepower and 257 lb.-ft. of torque and come with dual exhaust standard. All Grand Cherokee L models come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission with a rotary dial shifter.
At the initial launch, the Grand Cherokee L will only be available in four exterior color choices which include, Diamond Black (PXJ), Bright White (PW7), Velvet Red (PRV), and Silver Zynith (PSE). More colors should be available production ramps up at DACM.
Production of the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will begin rolling off the line at DACM in early March. The first 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L models will begin arriving in dealer showrooms early in the second quarter. So if you are looking at getting into a Limited or Summit model you won’t have to wait too long. Those waiting to get their hands on a Laredo, Altitude, or Overland model will have to wait a bit longer.
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